Re: Flickster Blog « Reply #122 on: September 11, 2007, 11:21:49 PM »
Hi anyone out there in benzoland Good morning Vietnam You know that movie don’t you? Well that was my war.
yeah when I was 18 I got my papers from the U.S military to report to the induction center for my draft physical and induction into the army to go to Vietnam to fight.
for heaven’s sake I was a hippie.
and I don’t like the idea of killing people I don’t know or being killed by them either.
I wrote on my forms that i was a member of every evil organization you could be part of including the communist party and even the Black Panthers and i am white.
I stayed up on LSD for 2 days before I went also so they would think I was crazy and flunk me on that score.
the really funny thing is that they did not flunk me on any of that stuff. I had a letter from my doctor that one third of my kidney was gone from a previous gunshot wound and that was all I needed. i did not have to go through all the rigamarole and lies . i was automatically disquaified. I could not have joined the service if I wanted.
the guy in front of me in line was very patriotic and trying to join the marines. They actually flunked him for having very flat feet. He was a big matcho guy and was weeping like a child when they flunked him. i was behind him and jumping for joy and shouting hooray when they flunked me.
i think he wanted to punch me out.
A lot of my friends came back from Vietnam junkies and in a lot of post traumatic stress.
Of course, they did not have to pull my arm to hang out with them and do heroin with them.
that’s how I got hep c.